Sydney: The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005. Softcover, 28.5 x 25cm, front cover illustrated with her painting West Australian Gum Blossom (1928), 300pp, numerous illustrations, includes CD-ROM.
Australia’s most innovative early modernist, Margaret Preston split contemporaries into a number of camps and continues to engender a multiplicity of opinions today. She was driven by a quest to find the essential truths in which to ground a national art – one that would draw on Asian, Western and Aboriginal art while resisting a reliance on British traditions and American trends. This richly illustrated monograph comes complete with the CD-ROM catalogue raisonné of painting, monotypes and ceramics.
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